Cork Public Museum
This is the place to get your bearings on Cork’s story. Despite its modest looks, it covers an impressive expanse of Irish history – from medieval Cork through to WWI and Ireland’s struggle for independence. Its priceless relics span archaeology, political history, photography and more. You’ll find the museum in lush Fitzgerald Park, worth a visit in its own right, which is a 15-minute walk west of the city centre or a short ride on bus 208 from Patrick Street.